Agility Fuel Systems announced the launch of this enhanced system that now holds 160 DGE (up from 155 DGE) and weighs 500 lbs. less than the previous model. The improvements to the system come from the Agility Hexagon joint venture’s first new product: a new higher capacity and lighter cylinder design.
The latest system continues to deliver the most efficient package of any CNG system in the industry and utilizes four of the newly designed cylinders, for a total weight of only 2050 pounds, and requiring only 31 1/4″ of valuable frame rail space. Depending on the application, the system can deliver a driving range of 600+ miles before refueling. In addition to its capacity as a stand-alone system, it can also be packaged with up to 126 DGE side-mounted systems for a total of 286 DGE and a range well in excess of 1,100 miles.
Barry Engle, Agility’s CEO stated, “We maintain our industry leadership by continually improving our products with new technology and innovation. Our new 160 DGE BTC is the lightest in the market per DGE, and one of the highest-capacity stand-alone systems available to enable a broad range of over-the-road trucking applications.”
The improved CNG system features next generation Type 4 cylinders – plastic lined and externally constructed exclusively with carbon fiber, the new cylinders are more than 70% lighter than steel tanks, are not subject to corrosion, and are the most durable Type 4 pressure vessels in the industry. It also has an integrated fuel management module, whose both “fast” and “time” fill receptacles are easily accessible and come complete with an easy to read high-pressure gauge for accurate filling.
Source: Agility Fuel Systems